Lamar Band Weekly Announcements 4/7/2019

UIL Concert & Sight Reading Contest – Thank you to all the parents who decorated the band room, filled snack and goodie bags, and encouraged our amazing musicians. The students carried themselves professionally, with class, and performed fantastic concerts and sight reading. While we strive for superior ratings at each UIL event, we came up just short with division two ratings. The Wind Symphony did earn straight 1’s in sight reading. Now we move forward to the very busy end of the year.


Leadership Auditions – Students interested in any leadership positions should attend the leadership training and clinic on Wednesday this week 3:00-4:30. We will discuss leadership traits, walk through the audition process, and discuss service projects. Leadership forms are due on Wednesday. See Lang for a copy if you don’t have one yet.


Band Senior Scholarships – All band seniors should download and fill out the senior scholarship forms. They are due April 16th.


Summer Band Schedule – The band google calendar is updated with summer and fall events. The football schedule and marching contest schedule is now posted. The marching contests are subject to change. I have attached the summer events schedule to this email.


Spring Trip – We will do our baggage check on Thursday this week at 6:00pm. All chaperones will be needed to help with the bag check. Bags will be stored in a secured location until we load them Friday morning. Backpacks and other “carry on” items will be checked Friday morning.

All students must sign up for the trip Remind service. or just text vfndpadre to 81010

Find the final itinerary and trip handbook here –


Trip Band Rehearsal – We will rehearse Tuesday and Thursday this week from 3:00-4:30.


Drumline Update – Drumline sessions continue this week.


Jazz Update – Jazz band is now preparing for the spring concert.


Winterguard Update – Great end to the season! Now we have fall color guard clinics and auditions the week of April 15th.


Quote of the Week – “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” Vince Lombardi


Events (the week ahead) –

Monday, April 8        3:30pm-5:30pm        Percussion – Surfacing

Monday, April 8        5:30pm-7:00pm        Drumline Session

Tuesday, April 9        3:00pm-4:30pm        Corpus Christi Spring Trip Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 9        6:30pm-8:00pm        Booster Club Meeting

Wednesday, April 10    3:00pm-4:30pm        Leadership Clinic

Thursday, April 11    3:00pm-4:30pm        Corpus Christi Spring Trip Band Rehearsal

Thursday, April 11    6:00pm-7:00pm        Luggage Check In

Friday, April 12        All Day            Corpus Christi Spring Trip


Band fees – Make sure fees are paid in full so you can participate in the band banquet, LHS prom, graduation, and other school functions. The activity fee is $275. Band activity fees can be paid online at



Email contacts – Alan Lang = | Kolby Kelly = | Zack Riley = | Midori Eng =

Band room phone lines: Alan Lang – (682) 867-7006 | Kolby Kelly & Zack Riley – (682) 867-7058

Remind (texting service) text to 81010 with the following message:

Lamar Band – @lamarband

Band Parents – @lhsbandmom

Wind Symphony – @wsvfnd

Freshmen Band – @fbvfnd

Symphonic Band – @sbvfnd

Jazz Band(Both classes) – @lamarjazz1

Color Guard – @lamarguard

Honors Music – @honorsvfnd

Facebook: Lamar Viking Band

Instagram: @Lamarband

Twitter: @VikingBand (general band) | @AlanLangLHS (Mr. Lang)

Blog –

Calendar –

For information or to contact the booster club, email

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